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How to Get Rid of Bees in the Attic

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A bee's nest in the home can be a hazard if anyone is allergic to bee stings. The presence of honey or dead bees also can attract other vermin into the attic space. Removing the nest from the attic requires special care to avoid injury.

Most of us have been stung by a bee at least once in our lives, and we can all agree that bee stings hurt. Some bee stings are worse than others and sometimes the location of the nest can increase the chance of multiple bee stings for your children or pets, which may be out playing in the yard. There are people with allergies to bees so severe that they could die from a simple bee sting. If there is someone in your family with a bee allergy, it is important to do what you can to make sure there are no bees around your home.

Professional Removal

Hiring a Beekeeper or a Professional Pest Controller to remove the bees can avoid killing these helpful creatures. Homeowners may need to pay the beekeeper and remove any remaining hive from the attic. Bees are important and vital to our planet, and we understand that. There are going to be times when calling a professional will be your best option. Finding a way to keep your family and the bees safe is a top priority for Fenn Termite + Pest Control, Inc. as it is for you.


Trapping is another way to get bees out of the attic. Homeowners can do it themselves by purchasing a trap from a hardware supply store. Trapping requires several weeks and often does not capture all of the bees. The remnants of the hive still need to be removed from the attic. You will trap some bees, but will still have the infestation to deal with. Other methods for bee removal include vacuuming out a hive. A bee vacuum is a large, low-powered vacuum with a housing unit that safely removes bees without killing them. You can buy one online, but you may be able to rent one from a local beekeeper or gardening store. These methods can be ineffective and dangerous as they will most likely result in many angry bees trying to sting you.

Insecticide Spray or Duster

Aerosol bee and wasp spray can be applied to the nest to kill the bees. For the best results, spray into the hives opening during evening hours when the bees are inside and less active. It is a good idea to spray the pesticide on the openings of your attic. Make sure that you know the entering and exiting part of their beehives. By knowing these parts, you are able to stop the growth of any bees on your attic completely. Purchasing a duster is one of the best methods that you can use to easily and quickly eliminate bees in the attic space. Make sure that you select the best duster that is available on the market today. Try to compare some available products before selecting the best one for yourself. Some dusters are compatible with some eco-friendly insecticides. After you are sure that all bees are killed, you can remove the nest of these bees. By removing the beehives or nests, you are able to prevent them from coming back to your attic.

What Not to Do

Children, pets, and other people should never be around when you are attempting to treat a bee problem, and a protective bee suit should be worn.
Some sources say bees are more aggressive on windy and cloudy days, as they cannot hunt for food in those conditions. However, bees can be short-tempered in any weather conditions, and should always be approached with caution.
Bees are just as ready to sting at night as they are during the day if they feel that the hive, or themselves, are threatened. Do not use bright light if working to remove a hive at night (when bees are less active). Use a red light to avoid agitating the bees


Fenn Termite + Pest Control, Inc. is the area’s professional pest control expert for residential and commercial properties. We always offer green pest control options and our pest control specialists have the training, experience, and resources to assure protection from and solutions for all types of destructive pests.